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Old 11-07-2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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Long term parking?

I am going to live in my 31' and I need to know how to set it up for long term parking. I was planning to get lynx levelers and four jacks with jack stands to take the weight off the axles. Sound good? I was going to buy 2 ton jacks but my aisrtream weighs more than that but I was thinking that if I use 4 2 ton jacks that the actual weight being supported by each jack wouldn't actualy be the weight of the whole airstream but rather be divided somewhat equaly by each jack. Am I on the right track?
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:03 PM   #2
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I am going to live in my 31' and I need to know how to set it up for long term parking. I was planning to get lynx levelers and four jacks with jack stands to take the weight off the axles. Sound good? I was going to buy 2 ton jacks but my aisrtream weighs more than that but I was thinking that if I use 4 2 ton jacks that the actual weight being supported by each jack wouldn't actualy be the weight of the whole airstream but rather be divided somewhat equaly by each jack. Am I on the right track?
For a 31 foot trailer, two jacks are enough. Place them at the rear edge of the axle mounting plates.

However, for greater security, such as for high winds, you should use six jacks. Place two on the back side of the A-frame, two on the rear edge of the axle mounting plates, and two just forward of the bumper on the frame.

If you use six jacks, you can remove as much weight off of the axles as you wish. Actually, the more weight removal, the better.

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Old 11-13-2006, 07:56 PM   #3
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Never thought of 6 jacks but it makes good sense. We are using 4 as the manual advises but the extra 2 near the axle... seems like a good idea.
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Never thought of 6 jacks but it makes good sense. We are using 4 as the manual advises but the extra 2 near the axle... seems like a good idea.
Makes the door work better, too.

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Gary, This may not be part of what your question was, however, full time use requires diligence in several areas. Two are important for convenience.
First, always leave the valve to your black tank closed, and empty it WHEN it needs to be. If you leave it open at all times, the liquids run out, leaving the solids to build up causing a major INCONVENIENCE to clean it out.
Second, especially in the winter, fill your fresh water tank, and then unhook the hose to prevent it from freezing. This will keep the tank fresh, as well as saving the hose and/or connection points both to the trailer as well as to the spigot.
If you want, it is also a convenience to install an electric hot water element instead of using LP to heat water daily.
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